Chosen *Best of 2014* by Apple

Capture your thoughts, discoveries, and ideas and simplify overwhelming planning moments in your life with your very own digital notebook. With OneNote, you can plan that big event, seize that moment of inspiration to create something new, and track that list of errands that are too important to forget. Whether you're at home, in the office, or on the go, your notes are available to you across all of your devices.

Type anywhere on this free-form canvas and easily rearrange and move your content to any place on the page. Style your notes as you wish. Make your notes bold, italicized, or colorful and organize your content with tables.

Add pictures of recipes, your PowerPoint doc or PDF for school, links to your favorite sites, and web articles for future reference. Capture it all in OneNote and add your annotations right on top of your content.

Organize your notes in a way that works best for you. Create, rename, search, sort, color code, and copy pages, sections, and notebooks to organize your content as you'd like. Keep your private notes safe.

-- TAG IT --
Easily tag your notes so you can get back to them later. Track a list of your daily to-dos, flag questions to raise after a meeting, or mark the important points from a lecture.

Share your notes with your friends and colleagues, whether you're planning a party with others or a working on a school project with your classmates. You can combine forces and all work together at the same time in a shared notebook.

Access your notes on your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other devices. Your notes are synced to the cloud (OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint) making it easy to access your recipe notes on your iPhone at the store, your homework on your Mac in class, or your itinerary on your iPad during your travels. Achieve more with OneNote.

What's New

Version 16.17

This month’s update is bug fixes only.

Thanks for using OneNote! We listened to your feedback and updated the application with optimizations to help improve your note taking experience.

Having trouble? Send feedback in the app by clicking on the smiley face in the top-right of the app.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

866 Ratings

866 Ratings

Best Microsoft app by far!


Having used earlier versions of OneNote and found them wanting, this new version really does impress! From both a personal and professional standpoint, it is a highly functional and utility-laden piece of software, which is rapidly overtaking such other services like Word or Pages as my go-to word processor. The ability to save and sync across a plethora of devices/platforms instantly, share with other software easily, and import a vast variety of data make OneNote the best Microsoft app by far!

Professionally, I use OneNote Class Notebooks with students and other educators, to replace traditional Word documents and class exercise books. Being able to access students’ work anywhere, collaborate with both staff and students, and store such a variety of media makes OneNote perfect for education. From the automatic date/time stamping of pages, to not having to worry about saving due to instant syncing with the cloud, OneNote really has changed the way we do things at work.

Personally, I use OneNote to keep track of home incident reports, plan trips and holidays with family and friends and QuickNotes for extended yet non-essential information. I love being able to transition between laptop, phone, tablet, and desktop whenever I want/need to and knowing that my data will be available in OneNote. Microsoft, you’ve done well here!

I’ve gone paperless

Customer Manager

Why did I want to go paperless, aren’t leather notebooks coming back into fashion, if they indeed ever left? Well I got frustrated with my Filofax, that got so crammed and bulky with paper that I need a big laptop bag and the considerable expense of insert sheets and the inflexible A5 notebook which quickly got filled and in no particular order for me to find info other than date sequence.
So I promised myself to go paperless and at least try it out !!

I’ve sampled a few electronic notebooks, usually from AppleStore and found myself switching back to paper after a few days because the on-line apps were cumbersome to use and not very flexible. However, I think I’ve found one that meets all my needs.
MicroSoft One Note gives me the ability to separate work and personal action plans into accessible on-line NoteBooks, with the ability to switch easily between the two. The structure of Pages and Sections really meets my needs to structure my data. Also it’s easy to sync across my laptop, iPad and iPhone so I can update my list of To Do’s whilst on the train, or track my customer account actions in client meetings. Inserting pictures, free text and annotate with To Do List ’tick boxes’ or Question Marks helps me to make the Notebook really useful. I like the features to include email and the share feature, to share with my family or even colleagues.

I think I’ll persevere with this one.

Cross platform - without Windows


Having started my voyage into computers with a Sinclair ZX Spectrum, Atari, Desktop PC with 4MB Ram and 100MB Hard drive… I spent a few years going thorugh MS DOS; Windows 3.1; up to Windows 10 by which time I had become reasonably conversant with Microsoft Office and latterly expecially loved One Note. However having moved onto Apple and no longer having PC nightmares, I did miss One Note.

What a joy to find One Note revamped and available cross platform. I now use One note on my iMac; MacBook Pro; iPad and iPhone. The available features are commensurate with each devices ability and other than having to log in using an old hotmail e-mail address, everything works well. The ability to sent items from web pages and forward e-mail directly to One Note also makes keeping things in sync and accessible anytime anywhere, a superb asset in this information hungry and time critical world we now seem to live in.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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